The entryways into your home contribute to its curb appeal. A storm door can add even more panache while also improving the functionality of your home. At Jaeger Lumber in New Jersey, we offer a multitude of Andersen and Larson storm doors in countless styles and colors. Here, we explore the benefits of storm doors to help you decide which type will fit your needs and lifestyle.
Benefits of Installing a Storm Door
Whether you’re looking for a storm door with a retractable screen to enjoy more ventilation in your home or want a full glass door to let in light, the possibilities are endless. Glass panels and screens come in a range of configurations, and many can be changed seasonally. Some additional benefits of storm doors include:
Better Energy Efficiency
Storm doors provide a buffer against both hot and cold air and can reduce energy loss through doorways by up to 50%, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. This can help you save on utility costs, which add up quickly during frigid New Jersey winters and scorching summers. Choosing a high-quality storm door with low emissivity glass or glazing may increase energy efficiency even more.
Protection for Entry Doors
Installing a storm door can be an effective way to extend the life of your exterior doors by protecting them from rain, snow, and ice. This also cuts down on maintenance since you won’t need to clean and paint your entry doors as often. It’s important to note that a full glass panel storm door could trap heat against an exterior door and cause damage if the area gets more than a few hours of direct sun each day. If any of your doors get a lot of direct sunlight, you may want to consider a storm door that has both screen and glass panels.
Enhanced Home Security
Storm doors provide an additional barrier to the entryway of your home. Many storm doors are equipped with locking mechanisms, which can make it more difficult for an intruder to enter. This extra layer of protection can give you peace of mind when you want to let more light in but need the security of a locked door.
Andersen makes storm doors with multipoint locking systems that secure the door jamb and the top and bottom of the storm door frame. They also make doors with protective grilles and laminated security glass.
An Inviting Entryway
A storm door can make your home look more inviting and welcoming. Having the front door open lets guests know you’re home. It allows more light into your home, which can make your foyer or front entry bright and beautiful.
Storm Door Styles
Storm doors are typically made of light, durable, weather-resistant aluminum. In addition to basic white and black storm doors, they’re now available in a wide array of colors. With tons of options to choose from, it’s easy to find a storm door that’s both functional and stylish. If you have dogs or cats who go in and out of the house often, you can even get a storm door that has a built-in pet door to allow them to come and go as they please.
Learn More About Storm Doors at Jaeger Lumber
At Jaeger Lumber, our dedicated professionals can help you find and install a storm door you’ll love. Since 1937, we’ve provided homeowners and building professionals with the best materials and top-notch installation services. We’re ready to serve you from any of our eight convenient locations in New Jersey. To learn more about the materials and products we offer, contact us today.